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100 BAFTA Moments - Ang Lee wins the Director award in 2001

26 January 2015

13 days to go - Kate Winslet jumps for joy reading out his name

In 2001, Ang Lee won the Director award for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000). It was the second BAFTA he received after Sense and Sensibility (1995) won the Best Film award in 1996. 

What makes this moment particularly special is Kate Winslet's delightful reaction to Lee winning the award. Jumping for joy, she embraces Lee on the podium, which he admits surprises him considering the "hard time" he says to have given her on Sense and Sensibility. 

In his career so far, Lee has been nominated for 11 BAFTAs, winning five times including a BAFTA Children's award for Life of Pi (2012). You can find out more about Lee's career in his A Life in Pictures interview on BAFTA Guru.

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